March 2 faculty and staff kudos 

  • Melissa L. Rickett, Criminal Justice- Rickett co-authored a peer reviewed article entitled, “Self-control, social learning theory, social bonds and binge drinking: Results from a national sample.” This article was published in TheJournal of Substance Use.
  • Dasha Rhodes, Social Work & Gerontology- Rhodes successfully defended the dissertation proposal: “Am I Next: An Examination of Black Americans Anxiety During Police Encounters.” In addition, Rhodes, along with David L. Robinson, Paul C. Archibald, Laurens Van Sluytman, published an article, “A Decade's Tale: Consent Decrees and Police Use of Disproportionate Excessive Force with Communities of Color” in Advances in Social Work.   Rhodes was also a panelist member on “So You Think You Want a PhD?” with the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) of the Baltimore Legacy Chapter on 1/26 in Baltimore, MD. 
  • Michael Lyman, Social Work & Gerontology- Lyman had a presentation accepted at the 32nd Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2019.  The presentation is entitled: “'I just spent an hour of my life doing nerd stuff': A Qualitative Assessment of the Social Work Research Club”. In addition, Lyman had an article accepted into the 2018 International Association of Social Work with Groups Symposium Proceedings which will be published in the journal, Social Work with Groups.  The article authors are Dr. Lyman, and local social worker, Dorothy Andrews, in addition to the following students: Cheyenne Port, Michelle Cousins, Emily Stottlemyer, Monica DeCarlo, Paige Bankhead-Lewis, and Adlofo Alvarez.  The title of the article is “An evaluation of a group work batterer intervention program for intimate partner violence perpetrators, Social Work Practice with Groups.”
  • Dorlisa Minnick, Social Work & Gerontology- Minnick attended the Society for Social Work Research in January, 2020 where she co-chaired the Special Interest Group of Critical and Radical Social Workers for Justice and Change; co-presented an interactive poster titled, “Assessing the Death Café: Discussing Death and Dying in Social Work” with Dr. Andrea Barrick; and co-presented an oral paper session with Dr. Lyman and Sonya Payne, MSW on “Preserving Affordable Housing through Predicting and Mapping Neighborhood Distress”.
  • Jen Clements, Social Work & Gerontology-Clements gave a presentation on The School Response to Suicidal Ideation and Issues with Self-Harm at the Safe and Supportive Schools Summit at Shippensburg University on February 5, 2020.
  • Pablo Delis, Biology- Delis published a paper, which was product of 6 years of research at Wallops Island/Chincoteague Bay Field Station, in the Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. Link to accomplishment webpage JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jpennacadscie.93.2.0132?seq=1
  • Laurie Cella, Steven Burg, and Javita Thompson, First-Year Experience - Cella, Burg and Thompson delivered a presentation, "Fostering Cross-Campus Collaboration for First Year Student Success" at the National First Year Experience (FYE) Conference held in Washington, D.C. from February 21-24, 2020.  The presentation highlighted Shippensburg University's experience building a First Year Experience program that integrated partners from across the university to support first year students as they transition to the university, including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Student Success, the Counseling Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Career Center, the campus library faculty, and Residential Life. The presentation also highlighted the important role played by student peer mentors (Peer Anchors) in linking students to diverse campus opportunities and support resources
  • Robert D. Stephens, Management -Stephens recently two papers accepted for presentation at the upcoming 2020 Academy of International Business annual meeting in Miami: "Leveraging Language Proficiency Through Cultural Intelligence to Improve Global Virtual Team Performance" AUTHORS: Robert D. Stephens, Shippensburg University, USA ;Longzhu Dong, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, USA; Ana Maria Soares, University of Minho, Portugal "Where You Are from Is More Important Than What You Do: The Impact of Nationality on Peer Evaluations in GVTs" AUTHORS: Ernesto Tavoletti, Macerata University, Italy; Robert D. Stephens, Shippensburg University, USA; Longzhu Dong, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, USA; Vas Taras, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Douglas Ensley, Mathematics -Ensley recently spoke about his national work on evidence-based active learning and student-centered teaching strategies at the biweekly Mathematics Department Colloquium at James Madison University. He did not lecture the whole time.
  • Mohammad Rahman, Marketing -On February 7, Rahman published his journal paper (Rosenberg III, Philip J., Jin Ho Yun, Mohammad M. Rahman, Sören Köcher, and Mauro José de Oliveira. "Gooool: Motivation Drivers of Attitudinal and Behavioral Fan Loyalty in Brazil." Revista Brasileira de Marketing 18, no. 4 (2020).
  • Jane Brooker, Irma Hunt and Victoria Kerr will present at the 2020 Business Education Research Conference for the National Business Education Assocaition in Boston on April 9. Their presentation is titled “Suitable App: Increasing student engagement and organization awareness through the use of an app in an undergraduate business course.”  They will discuss how a college of business, collaborating with a career center, helped students develop specific career readiness skill sets to enhance the overall undergraduate experience, and to prepare students to transition to the workforce. Engaging students through a gamification app helped encourage future graduates to be positioned for career advancement.
  • Mark Chimel , PCDE Program and Project Coordinator – Mark Chimel published an article in Academic Advising Today, NACADA’s electronic publication.  The article titled “Developing an Inquiry Stance in Advising: How Practitioner Research Can Elicit Knowledge for Advisors,” was distributed to the association’s members at colleges and universities around the world.